‘Wessex Boy’ Frank Turner to play in Lincoln

– Frances Griffin contributed to this report.

Lincoln’s Engine Shed is getting ready for a sellout acoustic set with artist, Frank Turner on Sunday, November 25th.


Frank Turner is expected to perform hits including “I Still Believe” and “Wessex Boy” when he comes to the Engine Shed. Photo: Fred Rockwood

His appearance on the folk/punk music scene has led to rapid success including a sellout 2011 UK tour, which also saw him take main stage sets at Reading and Leeds festival.

Turner is currently touring the UK with his backing band, The Sleeping Souls, and his visit to Lincoln on November 25th is set to be one of the artist’s more intimate gigs.

Turner began his solo career in 2005, following the split of his hardcore punk band, Million Dead, and his unique acoustic sound propelled through the charts, injecting something new into the UK music scene.

His success hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2011, he won two AIM awards: Best Live Act and Hard Working Artist, and was nominated for both awards again the following year.

His latest album, “England Keep My Bones” was released in June 2011, and reached number 12 in the UK album chart. Turner was lucky enough to play several tracks from the album, including “I Still Believe” and “Wessex Boy,” at the Olympics Opening Ceremony in London this year.

It is clear to see that Turner is well deserving of his Hard Working Artist AIM award as, instead of taking a break to celebrate his catapult to fame, he has been back in the studio recording more tracks for his growing fan base.

At the end of October, the 30-year-old announced to his 80,000 Twitter fans that he finished recording a new album, which is set to be released in March 2013.

University student, Natalie Wakefield has been eagerly waiting for six months for Frank Turner’s Engine Shed appearance: “I got my tickets the day they came out. I’m definitely very excited and I’m sure he’ll be awesome to watch.”

Wakefield is lucky enough to be one of the 1,400 excited ticket holders for the soldout event: “I know people who have seen the shows on this tour so far and I’ve heard nothing but good things. I can’t wait now!”

Frank Turner performs in Lincoln on Sunday, November 25th. Further details can be found on the Engine Shed website.

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